Spenser Simrill puts Cortona on the Web

Spenser Simrill In 2004, Spenser Simrill, Jr. received his doctorate in English from the University of Georgia. He has taught for five semesters at the UGA Cortona Program, developing courses in creative writing and documentary filmmaking. He has made documentaries for Of Montreal, the city of Cortona, and the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota. He has […]

Award Winning Short Stop Motion Animation

A short stop-motion animation called “Memory” created by Fall semester Cortona student Ilka Hadlock was recognized as UGA’s Office of International Education annual photo and video contest winner in the video category. Memory, by Ilka Hadlock

Videos & Images on Facebook, YouTube & More

Links to Videos and Images of Cortona and the UGA Studies Abroad Campus and students. – Enjoy! Send us your favorite links to share. Post here or email to: c.i.a.o.uga@gmail.com Two new-found links to enjoy along with the growing list below: Italy2.mov – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxkFHhQUlXc The Genius of A Place – Two UGA Art Students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3t2KiPC1Q0 […]

Miriam’s Market in Metals

This is the story of how Miriam’s study abroad experience inspired her to create a series of necklaces based on the display of goods in Italian open-air markets.  I knew I needed inspiration. Athens, Georgia, where I had been for almost four years, had a lot of exciting things to offer, but I was tired […]

Mediating Cultural Exchange – Study abroad, volunteerism, tourism

Last year I had the fortune of teaching art history at the University of Georgia Study Abroad program in Cortona. Like most study abroad programs, students come for one semester in Italy, which is three or four months. When they first arrive, they grapple with culture shock, they question why things are different here, and […]